U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Dot gov

The .gov means it’s official.
Federal government websites always use a .gov or .mil domain. Before sharing sensitive information online, make sure you’re on a .gov or .mil site by inspecting your browser’s address (or “location”) bar.


The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

The Cutting Edge of Technology

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $499,957)

This project is a continuation of the work that was performed under IACP's award 2005-DE-BX-K001. State and local law enforcement personnel will benefit from this effort. This funding will be used to complete the following objectives:

DVS Minimum Performance Specifications complete the digital video systems project.

The Real ID Act of 2005 the IACP is proposing to undertake an assessment of the technologies that would be required to implement a secure, unified system of data storage, retrieval, and maintenance.

Assessment of 'Ruggedized' Equipment the IACP proposes to conduct an assessment of those hand-held devices that show the most promise of being 'ruggedized' for field management.

CCTV Policy Symposium national policy symposium to identify important issues and possible solutions for protecting critical infrastructures, policing diverse population areas, and developing expertise in the storage and maintenance of digital assets.

Support for the In-Custody Death Study support efforts to collect data related to in-custody deaths where an electronic control weapon was used.


The project will employ a two phased approach in examining ALPR technology. In the first phase, IACP will identify twelve (12) law enforcement agencies that have deployed an ALPR system and conduct a process evaluation of that agency's experience with the installment of the system. In the second phase, IACP will develop a leading practices guide about ALPR technology for the law enforcement community. The key topics that will be addressed in the leading practices guide will include (1) the benefits of using standards to exchange ALPR data with other information sharing systems; (2) the policy and privacy implications for deploying ALPR systems; and (3) documenting leading practices for implementation and utilization of ALPR systems. Combining ALPR research with practice will enhance the efficacy of this project.

Funding with base (X C 75 60 00 00)

Date Created: September 13, 2007